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In unstable neuclei where there are 'too many' neutrons, a neutron will convert to a proton and an electron - that electron is ejected from the nucleus and is called a beta particle. It is important that we call this electron a beta particle because it is derived by radioactive disintegration in the nucleus and not an 'orbital' electron.

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Beta particles are high speed electrons or positrons.

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En electron is emitted from the nucleus during beta decay (:

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These particles are more dangerous than alpha rays. They are negatively charged electrons . They have -1 unit charge and zero mass.

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